From: 01.01.2018 To: 31.12.2018
Available days: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Walking & panoramic tour (car/van/buss)
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The river Neretva is often called the lifeline of Herzegovina. Today, we will follow its emerald flow and visit Konjic and Jablanica, two picturesque towns on the border between Herzegovina and Bosnia. We depart Mostar in the morning, heading north and visiting Konjic first, before stopping at Jablanica on our way back.
Konjic is one of the oldest towns in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is surrounded by wooded mountains, among which the beautiful Boračko Lake is sited. This typical oriental style old town is known for its long woodcarving tradition, nominated for the inscription on the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. There we will visit ARK D0, a bunker designed and built in the 1970’s in order to safely house Tito and the rest of the Yugoslavian political elite in case of a nuclear fallout. The bunker was fortunately never used, and is now a time-capsule of sorts, sitting there in the same condition that it was in when it was first built. After the visit to ARK D0, we go back to the town itself for an interesting walking tour of the town. We visit, among other things, a couple of museums and a family woodcarving workshop, where the centuries-old tradition of woodcrafting lives on. After the tour, we enjoy a nice lunch near the river, before heading back south.
On the way back, we make our stop at Jablanica. Jablanica is a town nestled at the foot of the Prenj and Čvrsnica mountains, which are ideal for sport fishing and mountaineering. The Neretva River that carves its way here is a paradise for kayakers and those who love climbing up the steep cliffs. Jablanica is home to the memorial museum ‘The Battle of Neretva’ (World War II) which has been visited by more than 3 million visitors since 1978, when it was opened. We learn the history of Jablanica and the famous battle that took place not far away, before heading back to Mostar.